about us

Founded in 2007, Chicago based HotelBlox is a business-to-business travel services company that provides targeted, accommodation inventory to travel re-sellers and other industries where lodging is required for end user product delivery. The company also delivers fully branded, turn-key travel distribution capabilities to non-travel retail brands looking to enhance its product offerings to customers or members.

Beginning in 2008 and resulting directly from customer requests of blue chip companies like Mazda North America and Caesar’s Entertainment, HotelBlox added designing and executing employee incentive travel programs to its service offerings. Whether organizing a Hawaiian escape for thirty or arranging a Caribbean cruise for two (with a waiting bottle of champagne in the cabin), we have developed an expertise and flair that our clients value.

HotelBlox was founded by industry veteran Lephate Cunningham, Jr. Lephate has worked closely with major travel stakeholders in the United States, Europe and Asia within both online and brick-and-mortar distribution channels. He led teams of technology, marketing and operations to develop the first ever white labeled, meeting and group travel platforms at Orbitz and Priceline (created Priceline’s current group travel label “FindGroupDeals”). Lephate is HotelBlox’s Managing Partner and CEO.

HotelBlox is accredited by International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN), Payment Card Industry Compliant (PCI) and a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).